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Ryan Deffenbaugh covers energy, education, commercial real estate and the Sound Shore for the Westchester County Business Journal.

Cuomo to push recreational marijuana legalization for New York in 2019

“Let’s legalize adult use of recreation marijuana once and for all,” Cuomo said. The move could bring hundreds of millions in tax revenues annually, by state estimates.

Westchester retailers ring in season with creativity

A survey from the National Retail Federation trade group found the average consumer expects to drop about $1,007 on holiday gifts and related purchases, up 4.1 percent from a year earlier.

Wine Enthusiast Media to premiere original travel and wine series on...

The series, premiering Jan. 4, will travel the globe to follow the world's best winemakers, growers, producers and personalities, as well as prominent chefs and celebrities.

Resorts World Catskills prepares new hotel, second restaurant

Dos Gatos, described as an upscale cantina-style eatery, will open at the end of the month next to the lobby of The Alder, a new 101-room hotel.

Simone Development buys 104 Corporate Park Drive building for $14 million

The deal is the latest step in Simone's plan to build a pediatric ambulatory care center for Montefiore Medical Center at the 118,000-square-foot building.

Rockefeller State Park Preserve recommended for historic register

The preserve and its 65-mile carriage road network – designed by the Rockefeller family – are on track to join the state and national register of historic places.

Hoppy holidays: Peekskill Brewery opens pop-up in Jefferson Valley Mall

The brewery is pouring beers and selling merchandise from the mall food court through Christmas Eve. The pop-up is part of the mall's efforts to appeal to visitors as a "community center."

White Plains approves 127 new apartments for Hale Avenue

The roughly $48 million proposal comes from two developers who have led recent major real estate projects in Westchester County.

Mercy College announces ‘MercyManhattan’ rebrand and expansion

The school's midtown space will grow to more than 95,000 square feet over the next two years. The campus will be rebranded as MercyManhattan.

Downtown New Rochelle apartment tower sells for $259 million

The Virginia-based Harbor Group International announced Dec. 5 that it has acquired the apartment tower near the city's train station, with partner Azure Partners LLC.

AvalonBay’s $76.8M Harrison project receives $1.35M IDA sales tax exemption

AvalonBay plans to build 143 rental units, along with 27,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space on grounds currently used for Metro-North parking.

Westchester County’s 11 largest commercial real estate sales for 2018

Westchester's two largest deals of 2018 involve apartment properties. The buyer in the third-largest deal, meanwhile, plans to convert office space to apartments.

Airbnb names Hudson Valley, Catskills among 19 top destinations for 2019

The region's jump in bookings and search interest place it among global cities and destinations on the travel website's top places to visit next year.

Profits & Passions: Home builder Robert Georgio brings design sensibilities to...

The Rye resident recently launched the third initiative bearing his name, Robert Georgio Art, through which he will promote two separate series of contemporary paintings he has developed over the past five years.

Westchester’s medical-office sector alive and thriving

A plan from Simone Development and Montefiore Medical Center to open a pediatric ambulatory care center in Harrison is just the latest sign of...